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Three-minute preview: Kansas State men’s basketball vs. Iowa State

No. 12 Iowa State at Kansas State

P

No.

Kansas State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

42

Thomas Gipson

6-7

Sr.

11.1

F

11

Nino Williams

6-5

Sr.

11.5

G

25

Wesley Iwundu

6-7

So.

5.6

G

2

Marcus Foster

6-3

So.

13.1

G

23

Nigel Johnson

6-1

So.

4.7

P

No.

Iowa State

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

F

1

Jameel McKay

6-9

Jr.

10.9

F

31

Georges Niang

6-8

Jr.

14.6

G

22

Dustin Hogue

6-6

Sr.

10.5

G

15

Naz Long

6-4

Jr.

10.9

G

11

Monte Morris

6-2

So.

10.8

▪ WHEN/WHERE: 3 p.m. Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

▪ TV/RADIO: ESPN2; WHB (810 AM)

▪ ABOUT KANSAS STATE (14-15, 7-9 Big 12): The Wildcats are in the middle of an up-and-down season, but they are coming off their highest high. K-State downed No. 8 Kansas 70-63 on Monday behind 20 points from Nigel Johnson. He came off the bench in that game, but there is a good chance he starts against the Cyclones. Marcus Foster has not played well since hitting a game-winner against Oklahoma two weeks ago. He will try to get going against an Iowa State team that does not pride itself on defense. He scored 16 points against Iowa State earlier this season. Williams led the way with 22 points in the loss.

▪ ABOUT IOWA STATE (20-7, 10-5 Big 12): The Cyclones had a great chance to catch KU atop the Big 12 standings, but they lost a home game against Baylor earlier this week. Iowa State still trails Kansas by a game and may need to win out to tie or pass the Jayhawks. Iowa State has played well on the road lately, beating Oklahoma State and Texas in its last two trips. But it has lost two in a row at Bramlage Coliseum. Jameel McKay has played well on both ends of the court, but Georges Niang continues to be the team’s top player.

| Kellis Robinett, krobinett@kcstar.com

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